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Directing the Root Context to the Developer Portal

WSO2 API Manager includes separate Web applications as the Publisher and the Developer Portal. The root context of the API Manager is set to go to the Publisher by default. For example, assume that the API Manager is hosted on a domain named with default ports. The URLs of the Developer Portal and Publisher will be as follows:

If you open the root context, which is in your browser, it directs to the Publisher by default. You can set this to go to the Developer Portal as follows:

  1. Open the bundle <API-M_HOME>/repository/components/plugins/
  2. Open the component.xml file that is inside META-INF directory.
  3. Change the <context-name> element, which points to Publisher by default, to Developer Portal:

        <description>API Publisher Default Context</description>
  4. Restart the server.

  5. Open the default context ( again in a browser and note that it directs to the Developer Portal.


If you want to configure the Publisher and Developer Portal to pass proxy server requests, configure a reverse proxy server.